Friday, July 29, 2016

Wedding guest outfit.

Here is what I wore to a wedding recently! The dress code was smart casual, but I didn't really trust the hubby 'cause 1) we lost the wedding invite FOL; and 2) men are just clueless about these kind of things LOL.

In the end, I decided to err on safe side and wear a pretty lace dress in a soft romantic color...

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Took my wedding heels out for a spin. :D

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Cross-back lace dress: AZORIAS
Diamante statement necklace: Chatchuchak, Bangkok
Butterfly heels: Sophia Webster
Embroidery appliqué box bag: Lyn Aroud (Thailand)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Botanica + Co., Bangsar South

Over the weekend, I met up with Teeny for some long overdue sisterly time. Both of us have been eyeing this new cafe, Botanica + Co. which has kind of taken over Instagram by storm recently. Curiosity got the better of us, so off we went!

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With an interior like this, you can't blame us for wanting to make a visit right? :P
[picture credits to Eat Drink KL]

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Waiting at the sexy bar area hehe.

We were initially a little worried about the crowd as I saw on IG that some people were actually turned away from the restaurant due to an overwhelming throng of patrons, so we arrived at about 2pm-- a little later after the usual lunchtime. There was only a slight wait (about 3 parties, but tables cleared fairly quickly).

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There was a good range in the menu-- from varied light bites (TRUFFLE FRIES!!) to scrumptious mains like sandwiches, burgers, brunch food, pastas, steak etc. You will be hardpressed to be NOT being able to find something you want to eat. In fact, your dilemma is more likely not knowing what to order haha.

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Ceiling-to-floor windows lend plenty of sunlight into the premise-- great for photo-taking. :D

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But trust me to be seated at a back-lit area FML.

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I had the Clubc Sandwich, whereas Teeny had the shakshouka. I was pleasantly surprised that the food was very good! 'Cause many Malaysian cafes have disappointed me by having a pretty facade but no facade wtf.

Later on, I would find out that the chef of Botanica + Co. headed the kitchen of the famed PS Cafe in Singapore! I have never been to PS cafe personally, but I have heard of many raving reviews of the place though. This might explain why both Teeny and I were so pleased with our meals...

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My leggy lunch partner.

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Stacked churros-- get this, stuffed with ice cream! :O :O :O

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Dress: AZORIAS (Also available in White)
Bracelets: Korea/ H&M

Gladiator sandals: Zara
Bag: Furla

Overall, prices are on the high side (about RM30++ for mains, RM12-16 for coffees), but we left as satisfied customers. Looking forward to try their sister cafe, Botanica Deli, located just next door!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Postcards from Barcelona: Part 1

All from our first day in Barcelona-- this day really marked the start of us falling in love with this city. Without sounding like a cliched sap, everything was perfect! The weather, the people, the food, the sights, the sounds, the skies (bluest I have ever seen!), the architecture-- everything exceeded my expectations. :)

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La Rambla. One of the first places we hit-- to look for a bite!

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Plaça Reial. This was an unexpected find during our aimless walk. The vibrant intricate yellow buildings (and Spanish balconies) and flamboyant palm trees stole my heart instantly.

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Barcelona Port. Our aimless walk led us to here! Another unexpected but VERY pleasant surprise-- I didn't expect the city to be THIS close to the sea!

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El Chipiron, Maremagnum. Finally, a proper lunch. And cheers to a reunion in such a beautiful place!

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Plaça Reial. Them palm trees though.

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Barcelona Port. Never pass up a chance to do the flamenco! :P

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La Rambla. Spring/ summer means colorful blooms everywhere!

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La Rambla (alley). Looks like something that comes from my skillful hands... :D

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Passeig de Gracia. Also known as THE shopping street.

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Near our hotel in Eixample.

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Barcelona Port. My first time seeing the Mediterranean sea... and it does not disappoint! The prettiest shade of blue/ green...

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La Rambla. With my best buds!

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La Rambla.

Abstract print bias hem dress: AZORIAS
Leather peplum hem: Korea
Layered beaded necklace: Korea
Laced-up pumps: Zara
Bag: Balenciaga